## Number 4 worksheets

Fantastic news! The number 4 is joining the Number Parade! The number 4 worksheets will introduce your child to the formation of the number 4, illustrate the amount the number 4 represents, and show the word for the number 4. As with all number parade worksheets, you will find additional tips and activity suggestions on each worksheet designed to help your child gain comfort with this number in fun and engaging ways.

The first worksheet will give your child a chance to practice identifying and tracing the number 4. This is the only single-digit number that requires two strokes. This means that your child will pick up his finger when he traces this number (and pick up his pencil when he writes the number). Tracing the number 4 with his finger before coloring it in reinforces the formation. Next, ask your child to count the pictures on the page and find the word that says “four.”

The number scramble worksheet will give your child added practice identifying the number 4. Other numbers that may look similar to 4 will be the 7 and 1, as these numbers also contain a long, straight line.

The third worksheet will provide additional practice identifying the number 4 and counting out that amount.  When your child finds a group that contains four pictures, direct him to circle that group. He may wish to put an X on any group of pictures that does not equal four. Encourage him to touch each picture one time as he counts to practice one-to-one correspondence and ensure accuracy. This page also offers another opportunity for your child to trace the number 4 with his finger or a pencil.

The last worksheet will give your child added counting practice. First, ask him to identify the plate with the number 4 on it. Then let him choose four food items to paste on the correct plate. Remind him to avoid pasting a picture over the number 4 so that he can easily refer back to the worksheet and see the number 4 on the plate. You can also keep this page and later, as a review, allow your child to paste the appropriate number of food pictures on the second plate once he recognizes the amount on that plate.

For additional counting fun, show your child how a large square can be easily become 4 small squares by drawing a cross through the middle of the square. Ask him to color each small square a different color and then count to see how many squares he colored.  Also, reinforce the idea of a large square becoming 4 small squares by cutting his sandwich or french toast into four squares. Ask him to count how many pieces of food he has before and after you cut the food.

You can also highlight the number 4 by looking at a variety of shapes with your child and asking him to count the sides or points on each shape. Several shapes have 4 sides and 4 points, including the square, rectangle, diamond, and trapezoid. (Refer to the shapes worksheets in the Visual Discrimination section or look for different shapes in magazine pictures or household items, such as boxes or blocks, for some each shapes to review with your child.)

After your child has completed all of the number 4 worksheets, don’t forget to print the number 4 tracing numbers worksheet. This worksheet will give your child important practice tracing and writing the number 4. Show your child how the number 4 begins with a small half-box that starts at the top writing line and sits on the middle, dashed line. When your child attempts to make the second stroke, remind him to start at the top writing line a little to the left of the spot where the first stroke ended. In this way, he will be able to cross the horizontal line of the first stroke and have a little “tail” sticking out.

Coming next week: The number 5!